Author: Jay Mitchell

WRMJ Interview: Aledo Grad Campagna To ROWVA Hall Of Fame

WRMJ Sports Director Jim Taylor spoke with Aledo High School graduate Chris Campagna today. Earlier this month, he was inducted into the ROWVA High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his role as track coach at the school.  

Details Emerge On Solar Farm Potential For Mercer County

A solar farm project could be in the future for Mercer County. The subject received attention at last night’s Mercer County Board Economic Development Committee meeting—chaired by Ron Fullerlove of Sherrard. Mercer County Board Member Carlos Sarabasa of Aledo says…

Local 4-H Shooting Sports Gain In Popularity

4-H shooting sports continue to be very popular in Mercer County. University of Illinois Extension’s Cheryl Geitner says families of youth interested in joining one of the shooting sports clubs should plan to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February…

Business Spotlight – Traditional Floors

Today John Hoscheidt will talk with Steve and Douglas Burwinkle from Traditional Floors in Milan.  They will talk about what’s new in floor covering after attending the Shaw floor covering show, their half-inch engineered hardwoods, new LVT tile in 10…

Downtown Aledo Among 25 Illinois Interests Added To National Register Of Historic Places In 2016

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s efforts to preserve and promote the state’s heritage paid off in 2016 with 25 properties being added to the National Register of Historic Places, including the Downtown Aledo Historic District. Sites are added to the…

More Street & Sidewalk Work For Downtown Aledo

More sidewalk and street work for downtown Aledo later this year. The Aledo City Council approved the latest plan this week. Engineer Paul Baele is with Missman, Inc. The project is estimated at $550,000 with the money coming from the…

$6,000 Raised For Mercer County Veterans Marker Project

There are 300 veterans buried in the Aledo Cemetery without honor markers recognizing their service.  That will change this spring. That’s Jay Doherty with the Aledo American Legion. He’s helping lead the veterans marker project and says it won’t involve…

Mercer County Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships

Mercer County Farm Bureau Foundation announces they are offering scholarships to students who are to be admitted to a post-secondary school the 2017-2018 school year.  Applicants must be members of the Mercer County Farm Bureau or a dependent of a…